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BTS fans unimpressed with French radio host calling septet ‘Korean virgins’

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BTS fans recently slammed DJ Philip Caveriviere for his condescending remark where he called the group, ‘Korean virgins.’

Here is everything you need to know.

French radio host under fire for ‘Korean virgins’ remark

French radio host Philip Caveriviere commented on the 2022 FIFA World Cup on 21st November on radio channel RTL.

However, while talking about the opening ceremony, the French DJ seemingly made some rude comments about Jung Kook and BTS.

Moreover, one fan translated his remark and shared it on her Twitter account. 

Caveriviere supposedly said, ‘There weren’t a lot of stars. Oh yes, there was a Korean group of virgins…’

However, the fans found the statement racist, inappropriate and xenophobic. They soon started calling out the radio host and radio RTL for the rude comment.

The fans further bombarded the Twitter and Instagram of their respective accounts and ordered an apology from Caveriviere.


Meanwhile, a Twitter user broke down the word ‘puceau’ and explained that it has a negative connotation. While the term means ‘virgin,’ it is not used in a neutral sense but in a degrading way.

Additionally, other French ARMYs have also chimed in to say that while Caveriviere using the term, ‘virgin’ is ac complicated, he appeared to be insulting the South Korean group. 

Besides that, the ARMY’s disappointment with Caveriviere comment comes after witnessing several racially-charged statements by both major and minor foreign publications.  

BTS fans criticize French radio host over his ‘Korean virgins’ comment

DJ Philip Caveriviere faced the heat from many BTS fans who took to social media to call out the host for his mocking comment.

One user wrote, ‘just note that « puceau » is not easy to translate. It means virgin but in a very degrading way, usually an insult for a young teenager.’

Meanwhile, another noted, ‘using such words to describe 8T5 in order to make the public laugh is simply irrelevant disgusting and shameful but what can u expect from white people. @RTLFrance @RTL2officiel You better apologize for idc idc.’


Someone else pointed out, ‘Unprofessional, racist, disgusting the list goes on what kind of radio hosts do you give a platform to exactly??’

In the meantime, BTS’s youngest member Jung Kook’s performed his latest single Dreamers at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on 20th November. Subsequently, the performance went viral on social media networks with fans continuing to share it on the internet.


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